Othello

by William Shakespeare

Currently no Performances

Großes Haus
1 hr 50 min
no break
Premiere

The black General Othello is admired by white Venetians as long as he brings them military victories. When he marries the wealthy Desdemona, his happiness seems complete. But his ensign Iago detects the gap left by the devil. He finds a way to exacerbate his general’s fear of being only tolerated and not loved until he loses all reason. Desdemona’s love is no match for the wounds inflicted by everyday racism. The monster jealousy awakens and devours everyone. Shakespeare’s tragedy about the stranger who is both needed and despised strikes at the centre of all debates on discrimination. As long as stigmatisation is reproduced within the structures of society, the injuries will be too deep for one good person to heal.

We regularly present performances of "Othello" with English surtitles. You can find the dates here. Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.

Casts & Staff

  • Direction: Michael Thalheimer
  • Stage Design: Olaf Altmann
  • Costume Design: Nehle Balkhausen
  • Sounddesign: Bert Wrede
  • Musician: Ludwig Wandinger
  • Lighting Design: Ulrich Eh
  • Dramaturgy: Bernd Stegemann
  • Korepetition: Marcus Crome
  • Choir: Oliver Berger, Maren Claus, Samia Dauenhauer, Florian Denk, Werner Feja, Gero von Freeden, Thomas Gerlach, Annina Görlich, Bettina Haeske, Anika Hansen, Rainer Heidenreich, Thilo Herrmann, Fritz Walter Huste, Uta Jacobi, Vincent Kadus, Petra Koerdt, Henry Kotterba, Gesina Krebber, Danja Schilling, Peter Simlinger, André Skupin, Regina Törn, Elen Vidovic, Cristina Viegas, Sonia Wagemans, Kathrin Wilke, Helge Witt, Julita Witt, Martina Ysker, Maja Zećo
 

Pressestimmen

3 Pressestimmen

"Ein Feuerwerk aus Eifersucht, Leidenschaft und Intrigen, getragen von starken Schauspielern."

RBB Inforadio

"Ein beeindruckend kluger und konsequenter Abend."

Neues Deutschland

"Ingo Hülsmann ist als Othello ein markiger wie ein stummer Schrei, ein Fanal des Leidens und ein Inbegriff hirnloser Männlichkeit. Er spielt mit spektakulärer Intensität und voll verzehrender Ekstase, als wäre das die Rolle, auf die er immer gewartet hat und der er, weil sie ihm alles abverlangt, auch alles geben kann: ein Ereignis!"

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